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Through my digital & video design practice, I am interested in how we can merge visual languages to create an unforgettable experience. I bring my experience in video design to create digital landscapes that enhance the storytelling. Highly skilled in the Adobe suite, I have designed engaging overlays for live performances, edited full length digital performances & bespoke projects & designed projected sets & visuals for various shows.

 

As Video Designer, I design bespoke visual landscapes tailored to each production. I have provided design for ALPMusicals, Aria Entertainment, archipelago arts collective, University of the Arts Philadelphia,  Sheffield Theatres, The MTA, Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, The Other Palace and my own produced work.

 

As Digital Practitioner & Artist, I have created a variety of bespoke theatrical content launching new musicals & digital expansions for live shows. Recent work includes creating digital projects for Watford Palace Theatre. I also work frequently with theatrical.solutions on various livestream projects.

 

My editing experience includes editing full length digital performances, multi-performer videos and short films. I also teach video editing & design basics.

Recent work & career highlights include:

  • BLOODY DIFFICULT WOMEN - Riverside Studios, March 2021

  • RUMI: The Musical - The London Collesium, November 2021

  • SANTA MUST DIE - alphabetti theatre, December 2021

  • 34 - The Lowry, June 2021

  • PUBLIC DOMAIN - Vaudeville Theatre, ALPMusicals - May 2021 (West End Debut)

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BUT WHAT IF YOU DIE? by Adam Lenson

Video Designer

Camden Peoples Theatre - May 2022

Writer/Performer: Adam Lenson | Director: Hannah Moss

Producer: Emily Hunter Oulton | Set and Costume Design: Libby Todd

Sound Design and Technical Producer: Christian Czronyj

Production Photos: Jane Hobson

Creating a glitch infused reality, travelling us through time & parallel universes across eight different screens

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TOGETHER by Stand and Be Counted

Video Designer

Crucible Theatre, Sheffield Theatres - April 2022

Artistic Director: Rosie MacPhereson

Creating an interactive and responsive Nintendo 64 inspired design to support the participants performances. engulfing them in a rainbow, technicolor world of pixels and their artwork.

Bloody Difficult Women - Riverside Studios - Photo Mark Senior-52
Bloody Difficult Women - Riverside Studios - Photo Mark Senior-52

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Bloody Difficult Women - Riverside Studios - Photo Mark Senior-40
Bloody Difficult Women - Riverside Studios - Photo Mark Senior-40

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Bloody Difficult Women - Riverside Studios - Photo Mark Senior-38
Bloody Difficult Women - Riverside Studios - Photo Mark Senior-38

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Bloody Difficult Women - Riverside Studios - Photo Mark Senior-52
Bloody Difficult Women - Riverside Studios - Photo Mark Senior-52

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BLOODY DIFFICULT WOMEN by Tim Walker

Video Designer

Riverside Studios - February-March 2022

Director: Stephen Unwin | Designer: Nicky Shaw |

Associate Video Designer: Ethan Cheek | Video Production: Michael

Lighting Design: David Howe | Sound Design: John Leonard

Production Management: Alex Firth

Producers: Cahoots in association with Winds of Change Theatre Company

"Artfully designed" The Stage

PUBLIC DOMAIN: Photography: Jane Hobson
PUBLIC DOMAIN: Photography: Jane Hobson

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PUBLIC DOMAIN: Photography: Jane Hobson
PUBLIC DOMAIN: Photography: Jane Hobson

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PUBLIC DOMAIN: Photography: Jane Hobson
PUBLIC DOMAIN: Photography: Jane Hobson

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PUBLIC DOMAIN by Forristal & Clarke

Video Designer/Associate Director

Streamed Production: January 2021 at Southwark Playhouse

West End Premiere: May 2021 at Vaudeville Theatre

Director: Adam Lenson | Designer: Libby Todd

Technical Producer: Christian Czornyj for theatrical.solutions

 Lighting Design: Sam Waddington & Matt Daw

Photography: Jane Hobson

"All the while, Matt Powell's unrelenting video projections flicker across every surface, a kaleidoscope of faces, emojis, clickbait, and camera-phone footage simulating that blend of numbness and hyper-simulation familiar with anyone with a Twitter account" The Stage

"What really sets Public Domain apart from other shows is the technology aspect. A challenging set up online, having to recreate it in person is as complicated as it gets. The performers are constantly surrounded by interlaced video, created by Matt Powell, mirroring everything they say so timing is crucial. The sync and setup throughout was pretty flawless and incredibly impressive to witness- a testament to pure precision." All That Dazzles

"There's also impressive work in Matt Powell's video overlays which play on Libby Todd's towering set of giant screens....the show pulls of a seamless transition from screen to stage." Theatre GB

"the most seamless and effective integration of video elements I’ve ever seen." @tomramsay

34 by Drew Dillion

Video Designer

Director: Bronagh Lagan | Producer: Katy Lipson

Lowry REWRITERS Festival - June 2021

Providing location, neon and particle effects for a workshop production as part of the Lowry’s REWRITES festival.

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RUMI by Dana Al Fardan & Nadim Naaman

Video Designer

London Coliseum - November 2021

Director: Bronagh Lagan | Designer: Gregor Donnelly

Video Programmer: Jane Michelmore

Video Operation/Technical Production: theatrical.solutions

Creating a 3D animated moon, sun and additional textures for the semi-staged concert production.

SANTA MUST DIE! by Rosie MacPherson

Video Designer

Creating integrated captions for songs as animated lyric videos and producing comical adverts interlaced throughout the gig theatre piece.

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Watford Palace Theatre Digital

Creating a digital space for Watford Palace Theatre's TAKE PART department & creating the first two digital projects:

Big Watford Bunting 

Digital Artist

Assisting the devising process & creating a web-based digital outlet for the participants. https://watfordpalacetheatre-takepartdigital.co.uk/

Buffergram

Assistant Director with Digital Focus

Creating a fake social media platform populated with digital art and contributions by the participants around the themes of the show. https://watfordpalacetheatre-takepartdigital.co.uk/

American Idiot by Billie Joe Armstrong & Michael Mather

Director/Video Designer

Community Production: July 2019 at Derby THeatre

Designer: Ana Gabi Webb Sanchez

Lighting Design: Tom Mowat

A series of found footage & texture based assets to create the world of a hijacked TV broadcast, including a live camera feeds operated from an iPhone over a private network.

 

s k i l l s

Adobe Creative Cloud - highly experienced in After Effects, Premiere Pro, Photoshop and InDesign with basic skills in Illustrator and Character Animator

QLab - basic programming experience

OBS - basic livestream programming experience

Highly experienced in captioning, multi-camera editing, special effects design, found footage assembly

I work frequently with theatrical.solutions in livestream & filmed projects and they provide fantastic technical production on my design work.

v i d e o   d e s i g n   c r e d i t s 

SANTA MUST DIE! by Rosie MacPhereson - alphabetti- November 2021 - Dir: Beth Knight & Laurence Young

RUMI by Dana Al Fardan & Nadim Naaman - London Coliseum - November 2021 - Dir: Bronagh Lagan

SNOWFLAKE by Lewis Cornay - The Lowry - October 2021 - Dir: Tom Jackson-Greaves

MAGDALENE by Mary Galloway - Arcola Outside (Associate Video Design) - September 2021 - Dir: Julia Locassio

34 by Drew Dillion - The Lowry - June 2021 - Dir: Bronagh Lagan

PUBLIC DOMAIN by Francesca Forristal & Jordan Paul Clarke - Vaudeville Theatre - May 2021 - Dir: Adam Lenson

THE BLAZING WORLD by Brandy Hoang Collier & Sean Eads - Polyphone Festival,  - April 2021 - Dir: Zi Alikhan

PUBLIC DOMAIN by Francesca Forristal & Jordan Paul Clarke - Southwark Playhouse (Digital) - January 2021 - Dir: Adam Lenson

WILF GOES WILD: Pilot by Sarah Middleton & Josh Sneesby - MPTheatricals - December 2020

SHIFT+ALT+RIGHT by Hilmi Jaidin - ALPMusicals (Digital) - October 2020 - Director: Adam Lenson

QUEERED - MPTheatricals (Digital) - June 2020

ON HOPE : A DIGITAL SONG CYCLE by 60 Writers (Digital), curated with Victoria Saxton - The Other Palace - April-May 2020

PLAZA - Royal Central School of Speech and Drama - February 2020 - Director: Maja Milatovic-Ovadia

AMERICAN IDIOT by Billie Joe Armstrong & Michael Mayer - Community Production - Derby Theatre - July 2019 

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THE CROOKED SPIRE by Martin Coslett - Armitage Herritage Arts - July/October 2020

ORDINARY DAYS by Adam Gwon - Top Note Arts - November 2020

MAMT Showreels Royal Central School of Speech and Drama - October 2020

COMING HOME by Annemarie Lewis Thomas - The MTA - September 2020 - Director: Adam Lenson

SNOWFLAKE: Visual EP by Lewis Cornay - MPTheatricals - August 2020 - Director: Lewis Cornay/Matt Powell - OnComm Finalist